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THE ‘’BABE’’ RETIRED ON THIS DAY IN 1935

Babe Ruth, wearing his No. 3 uniform, receives
Babe Ruth, wearing his No. 3 uniform, receives a standing ovation as
he comes out of the Cleveland Indians’ dugout to take a bow at
Yankee Stadium in the Bronx on June 13, 1948.

      On June 2, 1935, Babe Ruth, one of the greatest players in the history of
      baseball, ended his Major League playing career after 22 seasons, 10
      World Series and 714 home runs. The following year, Ruth, a larger-than-
      life figure whose name became synonymous with baseball, was one of
      the first five players inducted into the sport’s hall of fame.

      George Herman Ruth was born February 6, 1895, into a poor family in
      Baltimore. As a child, he was sent to St. Mary’s Industrial School for
      Boys, a school run by Roman Catholic brothers, where he learned to
      play baseball and was a standout athlete. At 19, Ruth was signed by
      the Baltimore Orioles, then a Boston Red Sox minor league team. Ruth’s
      fellow teammates and the media began referring to him as team owner
      Jack Dunn’s newest “babe,” a nickname that stuck.

      Ruth would later acquire other nicknames, including “The Sultan of Swat”
      and “The Bambino.”

      Home run king Babe Ruth, wearing his famed

      Ailing and Emotional Babe Ruth Addressing the Crowd at Yankee ...
      George Herman "Babe" Ruth Jr.
      (February 6, 1895 – August 16, 1948)

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      HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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      SANDY KOZEL

      Werner Doehner, last survivor of the Hindenburg Zeppelinairship ...

      Werner Doehner, last survivor of the Hindenburg disaster, dies at ...

      Hindenburg Disaster - real footage of the terrible crash 1937 ...

      Chronicle Covers: When the Hindenburg burst into flames ...

      6: Filling the Hindenburg With Hydrogen - 10 of the Worst ...

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      HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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      SANDY KOZEL

      Apollo 13- "Houston, we've had a problem" - YouTube
      On this day in 1970, an oxygen tank exploded on Apollo 13,
      preventing a planned moon landing.

      APRIL 13, 1970 – Story Behind Famous Movie Quote 'Houston, We Have ...

                     Apollo 13 Flight Journal - Day 6, part 8: The Blackout, Splashdown ...
                                                 

      This Day in Quotes: “Houston, we have a problem” — but “failure is ...

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      FROM PDX RETRO ~ ENJOY THE BIG GAME!

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      SUPER CANDY BAR FOR THE SUPER BOWL

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      To honor the iconic candy brand’s 90th anniversary, the brains behind
      Snickers decided, hey, what better way to celebrate that than with a
      4,700-pound candy bar? Someone in the room then likely said, “There
      is no better way!” and thus the “largest Snickers bar ever created” was
      born.

      The bar reportedly took more than 600 people to construct and used
      caramel, peanuts, nougat and 3,500 pounds of chocolate to create the
      “equivalent to more than 41,000 single-size Snickers bars.”

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      Construction of the large bar (above) that will be a tease to
      the Snickers commercial that will be played during the
      Super Bowl on Feb. 2.  

        

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      Franklin Clarence Mars
      (September 24, 1882 – April 8, 1934)

      Frank Mars, founder of Mars, Inc.
      (originally called Mar-O-Bar Co.),
      invented the Snickers bar in 1930, 
      named after the favorite horse of
      the Mars family.

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